The rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the level of horseshoe kidney: A case report

Publication date: Available online 23 December 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Cumhur Yesildal, Abdullah hizir Yavuzsan, Sinan Levent Kirecci, Ismail Koramaz, Melek Yilmaz, Ahmet AlbayrakAbstractKidney anomalies are always a challenge even for the most experienced vascular and urologic surgeons in the reconstruction of the abdominal aortic segment. In the literature, the most common anomalies of the kidney are the horseshoe kidney.The caseA 77-year-old male headed to the emergency department with complaints of acute abdominal pain and sudden onset of fatigue. The enhanced CT-scan performed and the horseshoe kidney with the ruptured aortic aneurysm seen. The cardiovascular and transplantation surgery team decided to perform explorative surgery.
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